Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: "To get somewhere in LaLiga, you have to suffer a bit."

Updated: Sep 8, 2020


Zidane is one win away from winning the LaLiga title. [Getty]
Zidane is one win away from winning the LaLiga title. [Getty]

Zidane's Real Madrid are one win away from winning the LaLiga title.


Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says the LaLiga title is not over despite taking another step towards becoming champions of the Spanish top flight.


Los Blancos sealed a 2-1 win over Granada on Monday evening and are one win away from uncrowning defending champions Barcelona.


Ferland Mendy's first goal for Madrid and a brilliant strike from Karim Benzema's put Madrid firmly in charge of the LaLiga title race and restored their four-point lead over Quique Setien's Blaugranas with two matches left to play.


Speaking to reporters after the victory, Zidane shunned the talk of becoming champions.


"We had a very good first half, impressive with the ball," Zidane said as Goal quoted.


"The second half wasn't as good but that's because our opponents played.


"To get somewhere in LaLiga, you have to suffer a bit and we came through it was a team.


"We have to be proud of the team. We've got two games left and we haven't won anything yet.


"That's the reality, but there are six points left. When we started the season, we wanted to win LaLiga, but it hasn't arrived just yet."


The Frenchman, who screamed after the match, added: "I shouted because I was happy and because you suffer in football.


"It was normal to shout because they were three very important points.


"I shouted to tell my players that they'd have an impressive game. I'm happy for them."



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